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READ | We've got to keep believing, says Danny

30 November 2016

Club News

READ | We've got to keep believing, says Danny

30 November 2016

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Danny Ward talks to

Rotherham United striker Danny Ward says he and his teammates still believe that they can escape the drop in the Sky Bet Championship this season.

The Millers’ forward has reason to be high on confidence after enjoying his most prolific spell for the club, with eight goals to his name this season and insists that if his side continue to put in the hard work there is no reason that they can’t recreate the form which saw them stave off relegation last season.

“We've just got to keep the morale high,” Ward told

“Obviously the results haven't been good at all for us but we've got to keep going and working hard and believe that we can get out of this predicament.

“The belief has got to be there really because if it isn't then we won't achieve anything. It is still there and it's a great bunch of lads.

“Everyone is together as a unit and even when the lads are not playing they're still supporting each other.”

Ward continued to stress that the Millers have displayed their fighting spirit at times this season, but insists they have to limit the occasions on which they are attempting to recover from trailing in games.

“That's been the story really, we've been going behind and fighting back and we've looked dangerous but we need to just start the game like that, instead of giving the goals away too easily,” he explained.

“Everyone knows that anyone can beat anyone in this division but it's a tough league. We've shown that over the last couple of years and while we've not done it this year we're still confident we can turn it around and get out of this position we're in." 

The 25-year-old spoke of personal targets before the 2016/17 campaign kicked off and is on course to meet them but says they will take a back seat until the Millers can get back on track in the Sky Bet Championship.

“If you want to be a good striker at this level you have to be looking at 20-25 goals a season,” Ward added.

“I'm on eight now but at the moment it's more about getting the three points and putting the personal targets to one side and if I can achieve them it will be an added bonus.

“I've always known that I can do it, but it's been a case of getting that bit of luck and confidence because when you start getting two, three and four it starts to come."

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